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Turkish Banker's Trial Jury Breaks Without Reaching a Verdict

Jurors considering the fate of Turkish bank executive Mehmet Hakan Atilla, who is charged with trying to help Iran avoid U.S. sanctions, ended three days of deliberations without a verdict and will return to court on Jan. 3 to weigh the case further.

Atilla is accused of trying to help Iran tap billions of dollars in revenue from overseas oil sales from 2012 to 2016 that should have been beyond its reach. Atilla, a 47-year-old executive at Turkiye Bank Halkasi AS, a large state-owned Turkish bank, is being held behind bars in New York, where the case is being heard.

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